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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Dec 16, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Oh, Sandy, that still seems so near. How are you doing? My sweet fellow was just 66 and still working.
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
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Casshigh
Dec 18, 2016 10:35 PM CST
Barb, I am just reading this thread. I am so sorry that the love of your life, Steve, has had to suffer for so long and has now passed on. You both had such a positive attitude that is an inspiration to me and no doubt to many others. You both chose to make the most of the time left and made many happy memories. May those happy memories sustain you until you are together again.

Doris
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Name: Tabitha
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madrid2000
Dec 19, 2016 6:19 AM CST
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You were truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband. Thank you for sharing.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Dec 24, 2016 9:13 PM CST
If any of you are close and would like to come:

Memorial and Celebration of Life for Steve Speck
January 7, 2017 Saturday 10am
Staybridge Suites, Tallahassee, FL

Exit 209 off of I-10.
Head east on US 90 for 1 block.
Turn right into entrance for Staybridge.
Let me know if you can come, the company the Steve worked for are providing lunch and would like a headcount.

Barb
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Name: Ginny G
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Dec 25, 2016 9:53 AM CST
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Dec 25, 2016 7:41 PM CST
I wish I could, Barb, but I'm a long way off. I hope you have ample support at the memorial and well beyond it. We're here for you! Group hug
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 11, 2017 8:59 PM CST
Hello all who were so kind,

Steve's memorial was just what I wanted it to be, have had people tell me they really enjoyed it - not something I generally associate with a memorial. Much more laughter than tears, many stories from various people that are now treasures in my memory. Steve's company had a big luncheon at the office and nearly everyone was there. My brother-in-law took off back to Orlando with my purse and keys. A friend took off and met my BIL on the return so he didn't have to drive all the way.

I got beautiful camellias, Encore azaleas, dianthus for the tables, bromeliads and a few other plants that will be transplanted to make a Steve garden instead of flowers that were just tossed in a week.

When I got home after the service, my old lady horse (28 yo) was down and I had to get the vet out to put her to sleep. It took 2 days to get someone out to bury her. At least that was the weekend where the temps were between 23 and 45 degrees. My birthday was Monday and I just slept through it after Peneskova was buried.

I have had a lot of attention from friends and family to keep me distracted and from dwelling on things. Steve's kitty, Valentine is still being sweet and friendly - wonder of wonders.

Thank you all for your wonderfully kind thoughts and words. They have meant more than I can say, my angels. Angel Angel Angel

Barb
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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Jan 11, 2017 10:18 PM CST
So sorry for your loss.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jan 12, 2017 8:25 AM CST
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 13, 2017 11:46 PM CST
Barb thanks for the update.
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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jan 22, 2017 5:10 PM CST
Barb - I haven't been on here for awhile. But I just wanted to send you my condolences. I know you must feel lost without him. You wrote a wonderful tribute to him, and I'm sure he knew how loved he was at the end. Hugs to you, your kitties and your horses.
Name: bron
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bron
Jan 22, 2017 10:30 PM CST
Barb, so sorry for the loss of someone, who sounds extraordinary, and who will live on in the memory of many people, and inspire them. think he would have been glad for you can find some joy in life in the little cat who also must miss him.
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rocklady
Jan 23, 2017 2:51 PM CST
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 29, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Bron, love the photo of your son and kitty.
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama

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